Mercedes Benz The Grand Cabrios Coup s

Author: René Staud
Publisher: TeNeues
ISBN: 9783832732936
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Nothing says summer like driving a convertible. The car without a roof has always been a symbol for luxury and laissez-faire. And it still holds true today: everybody who's anybody drives "topless." The larger four-seater convertibles in particular have always been highly sought after--but they are difficult to build and have usually been made as coupés for this reason. Mercedes-Benz has always been a pioneer in this area. 'Mercedes-Benz: The Grand Cabrios & Coupes' gives us a peek at the long-standing partnership between Mercedes-Benz and Stuttgart-based photographer, Rene Staud. Carefully staged photos show graceful curves and precision down to the finest details that convey the company's dedication to a very special kind of driving pleasure. This volume presents the most important convertibles and related coupes from 100 years of Daimler automotive history. A special highlight is Daimler's new flagship, a convertible based on the new S-class that is being rolled out at the 2015 IAS. Even though summer eventually comes to an end, and sunny days can give way to showers, this book stands for everlasting convertible adventures. AUTHOR: Photographer Rene Staud made a breakthrough with the development of his Magicflash lighting technology; this type of surface lighting helps him greatly in his ad photos for top-shelf automakers. Staud and his team continue to develop new ways to meet the highest demands of the industry in both creativity and service. He has amassed 35 years of experience in ad photography; and has literally built the image of many companies with his photos. SELLING POINTS: * Open this glorious photo book and experience the classic Mercedes-Benz convertibles and the newest models in such realistic detail, you'll want to touch them * Elegantly-staged cars that made automotive history * Breathtaking curves that make "driving topless" a delight

Mercedes Benz Supercars

Author: Thomas Wirth
Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited
ISBN: 9780764340901
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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That dream car of all dream cars, the Mercedes-Benz, is presented here in full glory through 285 images. What were the qualities that made them icons of all auto building? Beginning in the pioneer days with the 35 HP model of 1901 through the top-rank sports cars of the 1920s and 1930s, the gullwing-door 300 SL and the legendary "Uhlenhaut Coupe" of the 1950s, and the C 111, with its Wankel engine, of the late 1960s, the line goes on to the present-day SLS AMG. While history influenced changes in construction and design, they blend smoothly into a series yet retain distinctive variations. An exciting spectrum of 18 super sports cars is featured with text that is both entertaining and informative. For the sports car enthusiast and automotive history buff, this is a book you will refer to time and time again.

The Mercedes Benz 300 SL Book

Author: René Staud
Publisher: TeNeues
ISBN: 9783832733865
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A photographic homage to one of the finest cars ever build, now in a small format edition.

Mercedes Benz Fintail Models

Author: Brian Long
Publisher: Crowood
ISBN: 1847976042
Format: PDF, ePub
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Mercedes-Benz 'Fintail' Models charts the development of the W110, W111 and W112 'Fintail' (or 'Heckflosse') series, the line that helped revive the Mercedes-Benz brand in the post-war years. With a unique combination of exceptional engineering and a timeless beauty, even the most basic of these vehicles has a charm that is difficult to find in the majority of cars today. After outlining the company's history, the book looks at the development of the first of the 'Fintail' models - the W111- and its launch at the 1959 Frankfurt Show. It also looks at the closely related 1.9 litre W110 and 3.0 litre W112 models, with the vehicles sold in the German, US and UK markets covered in detail. Relating the complete story of the Mercedes-Benz 'Fintail' models from the 1950s to 1970s, it provides an ideal resource for research before restoration, or for detailing existing show cars. Gives background to development, a full production history and comprehensive specification details for all models. Superbly illustrated with 357 colour photographs including period and advertising images sourced from the Mercedes-Benz factory in Stuttgart.

Original Mercedes Benz Coupes Cabriolets and Sedans 1960 1972

Author: Tim Slade
Publisher: Motorbooks
ISBN: 9780760319529
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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When it comes to desirability, few cars inspire avarice like the coupes and convertibles built by Mercedes-Benz in the nineteen sixties. This is confirmed by the sky high prices that these models command. Their close relatives, the contemporary V8 powered sedans, are now available on a far more modest budget, yet possess all the same fine Mercedes attributes as the two door cars. This book looks at the history and development of the models, from the 220SE coupe's introduction at the '61 Frankfurt show, where it lost the limelight to a certain Jaguar, to the hugely collectable 280SE3.5 convertible of '71, and its sedan brethren, including the monstrous 300SEL6.3.These cars were close to perfection when they left the factory. With hundreds of detail shots of some of the best cars from Europe and America, combined with a smattering of archive material, the book aims to provide a definitive guide to originality for these cars, to appeal to owners, restorers and enthusiast alike.- A definitive guide to Mercedes built during one of the most influential periods of the manufacturer's history- Written, illustrated and designed to appeal to owners, restorers and enthusiasts- Detail shots of the some of the best Mercedes in the era - cars now owned in the USA and Europe- Archive material that will satisfy true devotees of these special cars- Contains invaluable guidance for those planning to purchase a Mercedes from the 1960sAbout the AuthorA Mercedes has always been part of Tim Slade's life, and he still drives the 180 he first rode in when aged three. He began as an artist and illustrator, with his work appearing in leading UK magazines including Classic Sports Car and Autocar. More recently, he has started to write about cars, and his monthly contribution to Mercedes Enthusiast has rapidly made him a respected expert on the marque.

Daimler Benz The Complete History

Author: Dennis Adler
Publisher: Harper
ISBN: 0060890266
Format: PDF, Kindle
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From the earliest workshop days to the grandest marque in the automotive world, the story of one of the most important enterprises of the twentieth century comes alive in this complete history. The rich history of Daimler-Benz (now DaimlerChrysler) has its roots in the early experimentation with the use of the internal combustion engine by three men: Carl Benz, Gottlieb Daimler, and William Maybach. Benz, working alone, and Daimler and Maybach, working together, the two shops separated by a mere sixty miles, in the late 1880s simultaneously laid the foundation of what would become the German automotive industry. At first there was competition between Benz & Cie. and Daimler Motoren Gesellschaft, as they engineered and styled the earliest motorwagens and began to develop markets for their products. These early efforts led to the establishment of an entire industry by the start of World War I. But the war and its aftermath devastated these two companies, as it did the German economy overall. By the early 1920s it became apparent that the only way to survival was a merger, and thus, on June 29, 1926, the stockholders of both companies gave approval to the new company, Daimler-Benz, which led directly to the birth of one of the world's best-known brands: Mercedes-Benz. In the hands of noted automotive photographer, author, and editor Dennis Adler, the history of the marque and the company unfolds through the decades, as Mercedes-Benz advances in fame, from the racing glory years to the present, becoming the standard that all automakers strive to meet. With archival (many never before published) and the author's own photographs, the beauty and power of the automobile comes alive, from the earliest models to the first crop of twenty-first-century Mercedes-Benzes. It is a story of excellence that is in many ways unmatched in the history of any industry. Today, as a global leader in design, safety, and overall excellence, Mercedes-Benz continues to lead the way.

Mercedes SL

Author: James Taylor
Publisher: Herridge & Sons Limited
ISBN: 9781906133436
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This originality guide covers the Mercedes SL sports cars from the W113 'Pagoda' of 1963 to the R129 which ended production in 2003. Model-by-model, with hundreds of pictures, it gives you all the details of correct factory specifications and equipment, including body panels, external trim and badging, paint colours, interior trim and trim colours, dashboard, instruments and switches, under-bonnet components, engine and transmission, lamps, and all other features right down to the tool kit, from the beginning of production to the end. All this detailed information is vital to the buyer, owner and restorer.

Mercedes Benz W124

Author: James Taylor
Publisher: Crowood
ISBN: 1847979548
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Designed by Mercedes's head of design Bruno Sacco, the W124 range immediately became the benchmark by which medium-sized car models were judged in the late 1980s due to its engineering excellence and high build quality. There was a model to suit every would-be-buyer, from the taxi driver through the family motorist and on to those who were willing and able to pay for luxury and performance. This book covers: design, development and manufacture of all models of W124 including estates, cabriolets and the stylish coupe range; engines and performance; special editions and AMG models and, finally, buying and owning a W124 today. Superbly illustrated with 264 colour photographs.

Black Beauties

Author: Jürgen Lewandowski
Publisher: Te Neues Publishing Company
ISBN: 9783832734305
Format: PDF, Mobi
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René Staud is one of the best automotive photographers in the industry, highly sought-after and extremely innovative. He has already published five successful automotive photo books, the most recent of which is Mercedes-Benz-The Grand Cabrios & Coupés. And now René Staud is "back in black." Like the opening riff of the famous AC/DC song, Black Beauties is predestined to delight little boys and big boys alike. In his consistently compelling images, Staud shows us a series of historic cars painted in the color of classical elegance and sporty power: the legendary Alfa Romeo 8C of the 1930s, the Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse, the fastest open-topped production car ever made, and even the "Goddess" Citroën DS. In addition to the gorgeous photos, there are essays by renowned authors about the significance and effect of the color black on automotive design. A wonderful photo volume that is anything but colorless!

Triumph

Author: Zef Enault
Publisher: Mitchell Beazley
ISBN: 1784724726
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This is the definitive story of Triumph, told through 130 years of its magnificent motorcycles. Created with support from Triumph and with a foreword from CEO Nick Bloor, The Art of the Motorcycle is a celebration of Triumph's most beautiful bikes, and an essential companion for any fan. With unprecedented access behind the scenes, the book tells the story of Triumph's motorcycles through the years, from the earliest models and much-loved classics to the most recent bikes. Features include: Entries on each of the greatest Triumph models Stunning photography throughout - including never-before-seen images Detailed technical information Early design sketches First-hand reports from the people who were there Other treasures from the Triumph archives With insightful, thoroughly-researched text, Triumph - The Art of the Motorcycle is the ultimate history of an enduring icon, told through its greatest machines.